§ 18. Purchases; contracts.  

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  • (a)

    The chief executive, subject to the approval of the commission, shall establish rules to regulate purchasing for all county departments, offices, and agencies of the county government, with the exception of the tax commissioner, clerk of the superior court, district attorney, and sheriff. Except as hereinafter provided, formal sealed bids, after notice of same has been published one (1) time in the official organ of DeKalb County, must be obtained on all purchases exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00). Purchases exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) may be made without formal sealed bids from any vendor who, at the time of purchase, has an existing contract or schedule with a county or municipality if such contract was procured by a competitive process, or the State of Georgia or the federal government so long as all such purchases are made pursuant to the price, terms, and conditions of said contract and if the county receives all the benefits of such contract.


    Except for contracts of employment, the commission shall authorize all contracts involving the expenditure of county funds in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).


    No more than one (1) contract involving the expenditure of county funds during a fiscal year may be made with any vendor without approval of the commission.


    Subdividing a proposed contract which is for an amount above the threshold specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this section into smaller contracts or subcontracts for the purpose of avoiding the requirement of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall be prohibited and such contracts or subcontracts shall be void ab initio.


    Except for contracts of employment, all contracts for purchase shall be published on the county website within thirty (30) days of approval of such contracts.

(Acts 1981, p. 4304, § 1; Ord. No. 01-02, 4-10-01; Ord. No. 12-03, 6-10-03; Acts 2007, p. 4073, § 2; Acts 1915, p. 3824, § 1 ; Acts. 2016, p. 4219, § 3 )